Best Large Garden - sponsored by Eden Gardens
Large private residential gardens - may be the whole garden or just a section.
- 1st place: Anne Johnson
- 2nd place: Frances Reddacliff
- 3rd place: Adam Laws
- Commended: Colin Clark
Small private residential gardens - may be the whole garden or just a section.
- 1st place: Rae and Annalissa Roy
- 2nd place: Susan McErlane
- 3rd place: Margaret Feltham
- Commended: Maggie Minassian
Best Courtyard or Balcony Garden
Private residential garden using pots, planter boxes, ornaments, walled gardens etc.
- 1st place: Adrienne Hick
- 2nd place: Annalissa Roy
- 3rd place: Sharon Wardle
- Judges’ Award: Natalie Hitchens
Best Edible Garden - sponsored by Tumbleweed
Vegetable gardens, fruit gardens, permaculture gardens etc.
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- 1st place: Julie Jardine
- 2nd place: Cindy Elbourne-Binns
- 3rd place: Colin Clark
- Commended: Margaret Mossakowska
- Commended: Sally Bennett
Best Native & Habitat-friendly Garden
Gardens which feature Australian native plants and include habitat elements to encourage native fauna such as birds, lizards, possums and insects.
- 1st place: Pamela Reeves
- 2nd place: Kerri Gallagher
- 3rd place: Margaret Mossakowska
- Commended: The Habitat
Private residential gardens inspired and created by a child, group of children or a family with young children.
- 1st place: Archie Seeto
- 2nd place: Aaron Pease
Best School Garden
Gardens within local primary or high schools where students and teachers or the community have worked together.
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- 1st place: Kent Road Public School
- 2nd place: West Ryde Public School
- 3rd place: Meadowbank Public School
- Commended: Marist College Eastwood
- Commended: Epping Boys High School
- Commended: Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary School
Best Pre-School Garden
Gardens within local pre-schools where students and teachers or the community have worked together.
- 1st place: North Ryde Community Pre-School
- 2nd place: Fit Kidz Learning Centre, Putney
- 3rd place: Explore & Develop, Epping Road
Best Community Garden
Garden projects where the local community, groups or community organisations have worked together.
- 1st place: The Habitat
- 2nd place: Riding for the Disabled
- 3rd place: Macquarie University Community Garden Club Commended: Royal Rehab
Best Commercial Garden - sponsored by SUEZ
Gardens within local businesses and commercial organisations e.g. hotels, retirement villages, commercial premises, small and large businesses, universities etc.
- 1st place: Living Choice – Leisure Lea Gardens
- 2nd place: Brush Park Bowling Club
- 3rd place: Goodman (Jamie Flewitt)
- Commended: Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens
For an outstanding contribution made by volunteers at a recognised Bushcare site.
- 1st place: Martin Reserve Bushcare Site
- 2nd place: Kennedy Street, Gladesville
- 3rd place: Friends of Lane Cove National Park
About The Spring Garden Competition
The City of Ryde has a long and proud history of conducting the Spring Garden Competition. This established community event has been held annually for more than thirty years. The City of Ryde is one of the few local councils still organising and providing a garden competition for its local residents and local community.
The Spring Garden Competition is a popular community event that has a unique ‘hands on’ quality. Creative and well-tended garden entries are expected from a wide variety of city landscapes including traditional back gardens, courtyards, balconies, river-frontages, corporate green-spaces, community gardens, school yards and large tracts of natural bushland.
This is an inclusive event and we strongly encourage entries from young aspiring green thumbs (children) to older green thumbs (seniors), individual gardeners, families, community groups, different cultural groups, gardeners with different abilities, commercial organisations and small businesses. With eleven categories of entry, there is certainly something for everyone.
View the Judging of Entries and Judging Criteria of the 2017 Spring Garden Competition here.
Note: To see the key dates for the Children's Seed Growing category, please click here.
For further enquiries call City of Ryde’s Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222.